Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
September 22, 2011
2:00pm – The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child”
6:30pm – Roots and Wings: Parenting the Learning Disabled Child
Rick Lavoie served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs for 30 years. He holds three degrees in Special Education and holds two Honorary Doctorates in Education from the University of Massachusetts and Mitchell College. He has served as a visiting lecturer at numerous universities including Syracuse, Harvard, Manhattanville College, University of Alabama, University of Melbourne and Georgetown. His numerous national television appearances include The TODAY Show, CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, ABC Evening News, and Walt Disney Presents.
He has served as a consultant on Learning Disabilities to several agencies and organizations including Public Broadcasting Service, New York Times, National Center for Learning Disabilities, USA Today, Girl Scouts of America, Child Magazine, INSTRUCTOR Magazine and National Public Radio.
He has delivered his message to over 500,000 parents and professionals throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. And tonight, he’s right here in Canyon, Texas at West Texas A&M University.